The Ghost Blogging Platform

May 25, 2014

Today I’m switching my blog from Wordpress to Ghost. Which means I should apologize for broken links, duplicate items in your RSS reader, etc. You know the drill.

I don’t have any real reason for moving, other than I’m switching hosting providers and there’s no better time to re-evaluate my options. And Ghost seems nice. It’s young, modern, and a little rough around the edges. The available themes seem to be built around content and typography rather than widgets and fluff. Writing posts in Markdown is nice, I enjoy it more than Wordpress’s visual editor or writing in HTML. Maybe the best part though, is that I’m starting to learn about tools like nginx, Ember.js and Sass that I’ve been meaning to pick up.

As a side note, it’s been fun looking through my old posts for content that needed special attention to migrate. It’s almost hard to remember back when the iPhone SDK didn’t exist, only a few early adopters were using git, and the CocoaDev Wiki was the place for Apple developers. You don’t really think much about just how much things have changed since then.

Marc Charbonneau is a mobile software engineer in Portland, OR. Want to reply to this article? Get in touch on Twitter @mbcharbonneau.